Property

Immediate past success presents Future Space tech hub with bright outlook

January 18, 2019
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Immediate past success presents Future Space tech hub with bright outlook

Future Space, the science and tech hub at UWE’s Frenchay Campus, generated nearly £5m during its successful second year in operation, according to its latest annual review. The centre, which is managed by Oxford Innovation, had an occupancy rate of 69% – significantly higher than the original business plan...

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Award-winning lawyer appointment builds on Davies and Partners’ construction team’s success

January 18, 2019
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Award-winning lawyer appointment builds on Davies and Partners’ construction team’s success

Davies and Partners Solicitors has appointed leading construction lawyer Sean Randall-Morris to develop its contentious and dispute resolution service for construction clients. Sean, pictured, joins the firm’s Aztec West, Bristol, office as a senior associate. He was previously head of chambers at arbitration firm St Catherine Chambers in London....

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Pressure grows on Bristol Airport to increase capacity after annual passenger numbers soar again

January 18, 2019
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Pressure grows on Bristol Airport to increase capacity after annual passenger numbers soar again

Bristol Airport’s passenger numbers rose sharply again last year – up by 6.2% to 8.6m – as it prepares to avoid hitting full capacity within less than three years. Annual traffic through the airport’s terminal is limited to 10m passengers under its current planning permission. Continued growth forecast this...

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Chance for businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

January 18, 2019
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Chance for businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

Priorities for easing traffic congestion in Bristol and across the West of England to support economic growth will come under scrutiny at a major conference next week. The West of England Public Transport Summit & Debate aims to influence thinking on the issue – one of the most pressing...

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Engine Shed seeking new tenant after StartUp Accelerator scales up and departs its Arrival Lounge

January 18, 2019
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Engine Shed seeking new tenant after StartUp Accelerator scales up and departs its Arrival Lounge

Bristol enterprise hub Engine Shed is looking for a new occupier for its Arrivals Lounge after another tenant has outgrown it. The 600 sq ft office space, which leads off Engine Shed’s Members’ Lounge, pictured, will be available from February 7 on competitive and flexible terms. It has room...

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New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

January 17, 2019
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New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

Hartnell Taylor Cook, the Bristol-headquartered commercial property consultancy, has appointed Louise Georgi as a director and head of lease advisory. In this newly created position, Louise, pictured, will be responsible for developing and building on existing HTC initiatives, providing clients with a range of lease advisory services.  She joins...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part...

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Landmark building deal for fast-growing outsourcing group reflects strength of city centre market

January 11, 2019
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Landmark building deal for fast-growing outsourcing group reflects strength of city centre market

Global customer service outsourcing firm Teleperformance has more than doubled its office space in Bristol in one of the largest office lettings in the city centre for 12 months. In the deal, brokered by property consultancy JLL’s Bristol office, Teleperformance has taken a further 15,190 sq ft in the...

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Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

January 11, 2019
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Help for Bristol businesses looking to develop a more diverse workforce

Bristol businesses looking to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of their workforce as well as their attractiveness to diverse and younger markets can get help through a new training course developed by city-based youth empowerment organisation Babbasa. Called Bridging the Gap, Babbasa’s professional development programme, harnesses its research and...

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St George’s promises music lovers taste of excellence as it opens new café bar

January 11, 2019
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St George’s promises music lovers taste of excellence as it opens new café bar

Music venue St George’s Bristol will officially launch its daytime café bar menu next Wednesday as it continues to develop its offering following the opening of its showpiece £6.3m extension last year. The café bar, on the ground floor of the extension, gives visitors the chance to view the...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards...

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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol industrial & logistics team

January 7, 2019
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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol industrial & logistics team

The Bristol office of national commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Rhys Jones as a graduate surveyor in its industrial & logistics team. Rhys, pictured, joins from Bruton Knowles in Bristol, where he spent two years in the agency department after graduating from the UWE in Real Estate....

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Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

January 4, 2019
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Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

Black and White Hospitality, the North Somerset-headquartered hotel and hospitality management company, has added an iconic London venue to its fast-growing portfolio. The firm, co-founded by chef Marco Pierre White, has taken over the day-to-day operation of the 29-bedroom Lansbury Heritage Hotel, close to Canary Wharf, pictured. It will...

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